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Re: natural language vs human language

From: Addison Phillips <addison@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 14:57:16 -0800
Message-ID: <45D0F0CC.8070702@yahoo-inc.com>
To: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
CC: Mark Davis <mark.davis@icu-project.org>, Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, www-international@w3.org

>> Or from a W3C perspective: "markup language". 
> Isn't "markup language" a kind of "programming language" as opposed to
> "natural language"?

If one insists that there are only two kinds of language, sure. But I'm 
not sure that such a distinction is necessarily binary. CharMod in 
particular defines "markup language" as a term, meaning, basically, the 
gunk in your file that *isn't* natural/human language. In other words, 
data formats.


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.

Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.
Received on Monday, 12 February 2007 23:09:37 UTC

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